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383 – Uncle Mud – part 1

Paul talks to Chris McClellan aka Uncle Mud about Rocket Mass heaters. Chris was one of the innovators at the Innovators Event and will also run the appropriate technology course Jul. 9th – Jul. 20th (tickets available on website from Jan. 1st). They talk about the Cottage Rocket, The Butt warmer, The Ring of Fire and a Season extender to put into a green house which can withstand wet conditions. They discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using pebble vs. cob as the mass in the Rocket Mass Heater, and touch upon the use of a glass casserole lid as the door in a batch box. The discuss the “Minny Mouse” heater used in “The Love Shack and the modifications they made to it and how it improved the heat retention in the leaky shack.

Credit: Dawn Hoff

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Welcoming Chickens on the Farm – Faith Family & Farming

We finally did it. We got chickens yesterday. Five lovely ladies. The children named them: Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Black Sam, and Crazy Josephine. Lol! These lovely ladies will be our egg source, hopefully for times to come.

We purchased the ladies from a local young business owner, great experience. Cinnamon was very weak, the owner thought it was because she was cold. But today she had gotten weaker and couldn’t stay standing. So we took her back and the owner gave us 4 chicks instead. The chicks are 2 months old. So we will be using the he….

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Homesteading v/s Off Grid :And Those of us Living Somewhere In-Between – The Crowin’ Hen

These two lifestyle choices go by many names but the ones mentioned in my title seems to be the most recognizable or, possibly, the less confusing. Each one serves as an umbrella, though, with a good many people standing under them. Each person, however, has customized each one. And they can since there are no rules or regulations written into any one stone. I’ll get to more of that as we go.

Homesteading

I won’t go into the historical bits of Homesteading which live somewhere around the 1800’s and the Homesteading Act of 1862, but I will say that the pa…

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